Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Native

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Native

Size: 500G

Other sizes: 1KG2KG700G

Main product features

Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
Fast & easy
Fast & easy
No surge growth
No surge growth

A no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for Australian natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to six months

When to use



  • The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage
  • Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Added wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients
  • Boosted levels of trace elements keep leaves greener for longer and promote healthy growth



  • All phosphorus-sensitive plants including Australian natives, South African proteas, leucadendrons, leucospermums and serrurias
  • Other trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees
  • Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots


  • Native can be used throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2



Ideal for Planting Maintenance
All Phosphorus sensitive plants including:
Grevillea, Hakea, Boronia, Banksia, Waratah, Protea 
20cm pot = 2 TBL
25cm pot = 3 TBL
30cm pot = 4 TBL
For every 30cm
of plant height

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g


  • When planting out - mix Scotts Osmocote® into the backfill soil. Fill around the roots in the planting hole with the enriched soil and then water thoroughly to settle the soil and initiate the nutrient release
  • Established plants - sprinkle Scotts Osmocote® in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath the outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) twice a year and cover with mulch. This is where the feeding roots will be, not close into the trunk
  • Pots - sprinkle at the recommended rate over the potting mix and cover lightly with mulch



  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth
  • Second application should be in early Autumn



CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product



NPK 21.8 : 0.7 : 7.2

Contains boosted iron, magnesium and trace elements for deep greening of leaves

May be safely used on edibles

Scotts Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating

Each prill contains a balanced microdose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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